Michelle Clark awarded Colorado Retirement Association scholarship


Michelle Clark, the finance specialist for the Town of Pagosa Springs, has been named a recipient of the Colorado Retirement Association (CRA) Scholarship Program. 

Clark was chosen from dozens of qualified applicants and will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

“Each year the Scholarship Committee identifies the strongest submissions among the numerous qualified applicants,” said CRA Executive Director Tim Mullen. “For the last 18 years, Colorado Retirement Association has been honored to provide this scholarship opportunity to assist people like Ms. Clark; exceptional individuals with unquestionably bright futures who are eager to pursue their passion.”

Clark is attending Columbia Southern University Online to complete her degree in business and finance. 

She is a beloved and dedicated member of her community; after spending over a decade as a volunteer firefighter; two years as an EMT; starting, leading and transferring leadership of a local Girl Scout Troop; serving on several nonprofit boards; and working in a similar accounting position within local government in the past. In addition to growing in her role as finance specialist, completing her finance degree fulfills the education requirement to become a town clerk/finance director in the future.

The CRA Scholarship Program is available to active CRA participants and their dependents to support advancement through higher education. In 2006, the CRA Board of Directors resolved to offer board members the opportunity to forego their board meeting stipends and contribute instead to this scholarship fund.